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Blogs by Gaspard Koenig

Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician.

  • 30 years of French Mansion Tax

    30 years of French Mansion Tax

    | Economy
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. He founded the French think tank 'Génération Libre', in 2012. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012.Viewed from France, the maturity of the UK economic debate is impressive. From the taxi driver to the Labour MP, everyone seems to understand the basics of market ...
  • A liberal case for a preemptive and orderly default on French sovereign debt

    A liberal case for a preemptive and orderly default on French sovereign debt

    | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', took place at the Centre for Policy Studies late last year. In this guest post, Gaspard writes on the conclusions and recommendations of GL's first report. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012.The issue of public ...
  • The French Central Bank Governor is right, but he needs to be able to practice what he preaches

    The French Central Bank Governor is right, but he needs to be able to practice what he preaches

    | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', took place at the Centre for Policy Studies late last year. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012. In his annual letter to the French President sent on the 27th of May, Christian Noyer, ...
  • Génération Libre

    Génération Libre

    | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. The first meeting of his French think tank 'Génération Libre', which launches in the New Year, took place at the Centre for Policy Studies earlier this month. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012. French people are famous for endless debates and arguments. Any foreigner ...
  • The French 2013 budget: the Danaids’ jar and the Pigeons

    The French 2013 budget: the Danaids’ jar and the Pigeons

    | Europe
    Gaspard Koenig is a French liberal author and politician. He is currently working in London for the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). He recently ran a liberal campaign in London in a Parliamentary election for French living abroad. You can follow him on Twitter @gaspard2012.The French press and main ...
  • Hollande's first 100 days: the swan song of the Welfare State

    Hollande's first 100 days: the swan song of the Welfare State

    | Europe
    French author Gaspard Koenig blogs on President Holland's first 100 days in charge and concludes the Socialist leader's policies all stem from a single rigorous point of doctrine: the political will can and should tame, and even replace, intrinsically evil markets.For a long time I couldn’t fully conceive how Hollande, a ...